July 10, 2019

Around the nation: 2 sisters give birth on their father's 70th birthday

Daily Briefing

    Last week, Simone and Shari Cumberbatch gave birth on July 3, which happened to be their father's 70th birthday, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Montana, New York, and Washington.

    • Montana: HHS has granted $520,000 to community health centers in Montana to help offset the costs of implementing health information technologies, such as EHRs and telehealth services. In Congress, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) has introduced a bill that will increase annual funding for community health centers over the next five years (Drees, Becker's Health IT & CIO Report, 7/8).
    • New York: Sisters Simone and Shari Cumberbatch both gave birth July 3 at Mercy Medical Center, which happened to be their father's 70th birthday. Simone had scheduled a caesarian section for that day, while Shari had been induced and went into labor earlier than her doctors expected (Pelletiere, "Good Morning America," ABC, 7/8).
    • Washington: Doctors at UW Medicine in June successfully performed a liver transplant to cure a patient with bile duct cancer. The transplant is rare, with fewer than 500 having been performed in the United States, according to Kiran Bambha, a liver transplant specialist at UW Medicine (Bean, Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control, 7/8).
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